Church, state and national identity: Some historical and theological reflections from a Catholic perspective

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Mario Conti


After tracing Scottish identity from its earliest beginnings to the Reformation and its aftermath, Mario Conti considers present-day discussions about the nation at a key point in its history. Observing how social, democratic governance at an appropriate level is of profound value, Rev Dr Conti argues for the pressing need for coherent vision and concludes with two personal recollections in which he reaffirms the contribution of faith, culture, and social ties to the wider issues of identity.

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